I’m not trying to be difficult
No worries, you are definitely not being difficult
Can you share the drone secret add command
I added the secret using the following command:
$ drone secret add --repository=bradrydzewski/foobar --name=derp --value=derp
$ drone secret ls --repository=bradrydzewski/foobar
Events: push, tag, deployment
and the exact .drone.yml?
I used the same yaml that you provided in your example:
- cat hello.txt
I do see from your server logs that it is a push event, so my comment about regarding pull requests does not apply. I also see that you are building branch secret_o_rama. Can you confirm your sample yaml exists in the secret_o_rama branch? The reason I ask is because Drone will use the yaml from secret_o_rama, and sometimes people assume that Drone will only use the yaml in the master branch.
Perhaps maybe it would be faster to just do a quick Google Hangout? I am usually able to resolve these things quickly when I can see them and when we can debug interactively.